Team

Jared Koch

Jared Koch is an associate in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.  He maintains a generalist transactional

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Peter Murrieta

PETER MURRIETA, the recipient of the Imagen Foundation’s Norman Lear Writer’s Award, as well as Deputy Director and Professor of Practice

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Sharena DeRouen

Sharena DeRouen is an energetic tactician who supports all of Film2Future’s internal and external program initiatives. The third out of

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Owen Galicia

Owen Galicia is a Guatemalan/Spanish/Polish writer, producer, and director from North Hollywood, CA, whose family roots and rich culture inspire

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Ryan Theobalt

Ryan Theobalt joined Paradigm Talent Agency in 2014 just before graduating from NYU’s College of Arts & Sciences with a

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Iyeh Malekpour

Iyeh Malekpour is a first-generation Iranian-American living in San Fernando Valley. Following the lead of her two older brothers, she

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Karen Chau

Karen Chau

Karen Chau is currently the Director of Development at Disney Branded Television. She’s been working at Disney for what seems

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Wendy Durst, Director of Operations at Film2Future

Wendy Haynes

Wendy (Durst) Haynes holds a Masters in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley, focusing her education and career on nonprofit management

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Marisa Polvino

Marisa Polvino

A prolific producer and entrepreneur, Marisa Polvino is responsible for identifying and shaping projects that align with the Straight Up

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Film2Future Student Ambassador, Teotl Veliz

Teotl Veliz

Teotl Veliz is a Latino / Indigenous documentarian, writer, producer, and emerging director from the South Bay of California. Veliz

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Haroon Azar, Film2Future Board Member

Haroon Azar

Haroon Azar is a Partner at The Rosslyn Group, where he manages the firm’s national security practice. Haroon is also

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Adan Nolasco

Adan  Nolasco is joining the Film2Future team as the Student Liaison, providing essential communication and engagement with the 2020 F2F

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Rob Simas

Rob Simas has 20 years of experience in print and digital media, specializing in content creation, marketing, and strategy for

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Tracy Steele, Director of Grants & Student Services

Tracy Steele

Tracy Steele, a graduate of the University of Vermont School of Nursing and winner of the Clinical Excellence Award, invested

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Dave McClain

NONFICTION-FOCUSED VERSION… Nonfiction is a national marketing and communications agency built to service the challenges brands face: awareness, adoption and

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Laura Terry

Laura Terry is a lapsed television producer who grew up in Connecticut mainlining The WB and currently fills her days

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Chase Friedman

Chase began his career in Film & TV as a multi-hyphenate Writer-Director-Producer (Leverage, Blank Slate, The Librarians) before fully immersing

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Van Johnson

Van Johnson is the Owner/President of The Van Johnson Company (VJC), a talent management, production company and entertainment consultancy firm.

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Elgin James

Homeless as a teenager, Elgin James was a fixture in Boston’s hardcore punk scene and a member of a multi-ethnic

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Iris Grossman

Renowned talent manager Iris Grossman is currently with Echo Lake Entertainment, a management and production company, which has produced such

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